Scientists bring 28,000 year old woolly mammoth cells back to life

Scientists bring 28,000 year old woolly mammoth cells back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many scientists see de-extinction, as well as immortality and re-incarnation, as a mystery we simply haven’t solved yet.   In a world rife with movie plotlines about bringing extinct animals back from the dead, and actual scientists thinking about actually doing it, scientists in Osaka,...

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Cryonics breakthrough could one day end transplant waiting lists

Cryonics breakthrough could one day end transplant waiting lists

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Freezing objects is easy, defrosting them so they’re alive, or functional, is the hard part but now we’ve just made a giant leap forward.   Recently we’ve seen breakthroughs in suspended animation, which one day might allow humanity to travel across galaxies and live to...

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British girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

British girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In an age where we are making so many advances in healthcare it is increasingly conceivable that we may be able to bring people back from the dead which opens up a myriad of moral, ethical and religious questions about life and death.   A...

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